City Announces Grand Marshals for Mardi Gras Parade


CONTACT:  Barbara Simpson, or (334) 595-0851

January 30, 2017


The City of Prattville is proud to honor Lera Hill and Louise Jennings as Grand Marshals for its Annual Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, February 11.

Lera Hill is an Assistant Vice President at Sterling Bank and has been in the banking industry for 35 years. She is a Prattville native and has continued to give back to her community. Lera served as president of the Prattville Lions Club and President of the Autauga County Heritage Association. She has served on the boards of several organizations, including Autauga County Family Support Center, Central Alabama Community Foundation for Autauga County, and the Retired Senior Citizen Volunteer Program for Autauga County. She served as Payroll Chair for Autauga County United Way and as Ambassador for the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce and currently she serves on the Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Prattville and United Methodist Women.

Louise Jennings is a veteran commercial real estate broker and member of the Alabama Center for Real Estate Leadership Council and the International Council of Shopping Centers. She is not only a major player in real estate locally, but also has extensive knowledge of the Southeast markets. Ms. Jennings is an active member of the community as well. She is a member of the Prattville-Millbrook Sunrise Rotary Club and First Methodist Church, as well as serving on the boards of Central Alabama Community Foundation, YMCA, Autauga County Heritage Association where she served as president, is past director and supporter of Autauga County Family Support Center and a great lover of animals.

Although Lera and Louise are different in a lot of ways, they have one thing in common. They both continuously give back to their community and want to help Prattville grow, while keeping its family-friendly values and preserving its unique history.

The Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration will begin with food vendors and arts, crafts, commercial and specialty vendors at 11:00 a.m. at two locations: the Partners In Pediatrics parking lot on Main Street and at the grassy field at Third and Court Streets near the fountain and spillway. There will be food, shopping, and children’s activities from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The parade will roll out from the Autauga County Courthouse at 2:00 p.m. and will follow Main Street through Downtown, take a right on Northington, then left on Doster, ending at Stanley Jensen Football Stadium.

For more information or for a parade application, please contact the Special Events office at 334-595-0854 or visit the event page.

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